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NIOB urge compliance with safety guidelines

NIOB

Disturbed by the increasing rate of human casualties on project sites, the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has urged artisans to adhere to safety procedures during construction activities. The institute decried acts of non-compliance with safety guidelines, which has been recommended internationally for artisans and called for a change of attitude to prevent further loss of lives. The Chairman, Lagos ...

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Builders support government’s land revocation and reallocation order in Abuja

land revocation and reallocation order in Abuja

Independent reports that former president of Nigerian Institution of Building (NIoB) and former Minister for Sports, Bala Kaoje, has supported government’s land revocation and reallocation order in Abuja, saying funds generated therein would be used for development of other areas. The former president Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) remarked that the leadership of the FCT has been very ...

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Tackling the menace of structural failures in Nigeria

Structural Failures in Nigeria

Since the purpose for any structure of a building is to satisfy some human needs, there is need for the design of such structure to be at par with the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, and economy.This article delves into the menace of structural failures in Nigeria The tools to enable an engineer realise the functional objectives of safety, serviceability, ...

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Builders tasked on best practices

Builders tasked on best practices

“To ensure quality service delivery by professionals in the built environment, builders have been challenged to inculcate best practices on their clients, and ensure sound house keeping records to avoid hazards on projects. Participants at a two-day workshop on Mandatory Continuous Professional Development Programme organized by Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB gave the advice in a communiqué on the theme: ...

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Regulatory Bodies In the Construction Industry In Nigeria

regulatory bodies

The construction or building industry in Nigeria is a complex and highly competitive one with varying professionals in different aspects. These professionals ensure the successful execution of its numerous activities. However, just like in every sector of the economy of a country, there are regulatory bodies that are saddled with the responsibility of ensuring the effective control; coordination; organizing; directing; ...

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Nigerian building materials’ market has amazing potential – Foreign manufacturers

Nigerian building materials’ market has amazing potential - Foreign manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers of building materials have expressed that Nigeria’s market has amazing potentials and capabilities of being the leader in Africa. The companies intend to grow the market by partnering with Nigerians to import more of its products, which are of high quality into the country. The Guardian reports that the Chief Executive Officer of QMB Builders’ Mart, Mr. Ayobami Biobaku ...

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Builders express concern over invasion of the industry by foreigners

Builders express concern over invasion of the industry by foreigners

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Lagos State last week, pledged to renew its efforts towards enthroning standards and safety within the construction industry. The builders unanimously expressed concerns over the invasion of the industry by foreigners, on one hand, and artisans on the other. At the 2015 Builders’ Conference gathering, organised by the Nigerian Institute of Builders (NIOB), Lagos ...

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The Role of Professionals in Averting Building Failure

building failure

The effect of building failure or collapse of structures is colossal. A building, once properly constructed is expected to be in use for a very long time. Buildings, like all structures, are designed to support certain loads without deforming excessively. Housing is more than mere shelter; it encompasses all ancillary service and community facilities, which are necessary for human well ...

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How termites can destroy your home

Guess what else can lead to the collapse of that building of yours…A relentless real estate property agent in the nuisance category. Termites are tiny wood-boring insects that are silent killers to homes and other buildings; their preoccupation is destruction. They have been around since the beginning of time because they are adaptable to ever-changing environments. Their ability to cause ...

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Engineers suggest ways to tackle building collapse in Nigeria

Amid recent incidents of building collapse in the Lagos area, members of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NISTRUCTE), last week, sought for collaboration among professional bodies in the built environment as a means of tackling structural failures in the country. The institution noted that recent developments in the housing sector are reaching alarming heights and all bodies should rise ...

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